MACKROUS, John George

October 20, 1926 – January 3, 2018


John George MacKrous died peacefully in the care of Agape Hospice in Calgary, AB on January 3, 2018 at the age of 91.

John was born on October 20, 1926 in Joliette, QC to Michael and Sarah MacKrous. John is survived by Emma (MacKinnon), his wife of 64 years; sons John (Kathy), Fraser (Fang Yi), Douglas (Karen), Bruce (Alyssa) and daughter Penny (David). John’s beloved grandchildren also survive him: Robyn, Meghan, Andrew, Jerome, Nathan, Adam, Tristen, Brandon, Sarah, Reece, Beth, Emma and Tess.

If it is true that, “the measure of a man is how well he provides for his children”, John could undoubtedly be measured as a great man. John was a caring and loving father, always ready to help and give advice. He loved to travel, read, draw trees and always spend time and dance with his wife Emma.

The family is very grateful to Agape Hospice for providing a loving place for John, as the end of his life neared.

If friends would like to make memorial tributes, they may do so at The Salvation Army Agape Hospice (

A Private Family Service will be held at a later date.


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  1. On January 7, 2018 at 4:41 pm Robert Mackrous Said:

    I love you «Mon oncle Johnny bonbon».
    Love you « ma tante»Emma Jane. You have always been uncle John’s beautyful blond. And you always be.

  2. On January 7, 2018 at 4:51 pm Michèle Mackrous Said:

    To my dear godfather,,
    You Were a good uncle, a good godfather and a very good man.
    I will allways love you ❤️
    Michèle xxx

  3. On January 7, 2018 at 5:28 pm Lynda Mackrous Said:

    I have and will always have fond and lioving memories of “uncle John”
    Having been there when need

  4. On January 8, 2018 at 2:41 am George Husssey and Jeri Said:

    very sorry to hear of your loss. All the best to the family at this sad time.

  5. On January 8, 2018 at 2:52 am Mary Sue Mackinnon Said:

    My sincere condolences. May each happy memory be a joy in your heart forever.

  6. On January 8, 2018 at 4:48 am Sue (Usifer) Beck Said:

    Thinking of you all at this time.

  7. On January 8, 2018 at 5:04 am Shirley Randall Said:

    Dear uncle l love you,you will forever live in my heart.You were a sweet man and had a kind word for everyone
    Your niece

  8. On January 8, 2018 at 5:19 am Jacques & Helene Davignon Said:

    Our deepest sympathy to all the family at this very sad time

  9. On January 8, 2018 at 5:59 am Lisa and Hans Said:

    All our love is with you and your family’s during this difficult time. We are with you in spirit as you celebrate John’s life. I personally, will always remember him with a smile on my face. Xo
    Lisa and Hanz

  10. On January 8, 2018 at 6:20 am Lynda Lou MacIntyre & Steve Purcell Said:

    Our deepest condolences to the MacKrous & MacKinnon families at this sad time. John was a fine man who loved his family dearly. What a blessing. May your fond memories of him comfort you in your grief. XO

  11. On January 8, 2018 at 6:40 am Maureen Corrigan Said:

    My sincere condolences to the MacKrous family on your great loss. I remember John with fondness. He was a true gentleman. My thoughts are with you.

  12. On January 8, 2018 at 6:49 am Janet & George Robinson Said:

    Condolences to the McKrous family on the passing of John Sr. Always remember him with a big smile on his face, like the one in his obituary!! Sympathy to all the family!

  13. On January 8, 2018 at 7:27 am Lucie Mackinnon Said:

    So sorry to hear about your loss. Our sympathies to all the family. . May he Rest In Peace. Love Lucie,Ross, Annette, Patricia and Bonnie Jean

  14. On January 8, 2018 at 9:12 am George MacLean Said:

    Thinking about you at this difficult time. Please accept our sincere condolances.

    George, Leona & the MacLean family.

  15. On January 8, 2018 at 7:45 pm Kersti Tacreiter Said:

    I am so sorry to hear of John’s passing. My condolences to the whole family. I will always have fond memories and a smile when I think of him.

  16. On January 9, 2018 at 10:50 am Pauline McKinnon and family Said:

    I have such fond memories of uncle John who always joked with us as kids. His adoration for Aunt Emma was so apparent and sweet. So many memories growing up alongside my cousins and being at John and Emma’s old house in Ingonish. My condolences to the family. My prayers are with you.

  17. On January 9, 2018 at 3:49 pm Jenny (Samways) Symes Said:

    Our condolences to the family. May all your happy memories help you through this difficult time. Hugs to you all! Stanley & Jenny

  18. On January 9, 2018 at 4:03 pm Leslie and Rick Deans Said:

    Our condolences to Penny and your family. John was a great man and I’m sure glad we had a chance to get to know him. We willl remember him when sipping a fine single malt dram. To you John….cheers, Rest In Peace.

  19. On January 9, 2018 at 7:11 pm Ruth Anne Nolan Said:

    Thinking of you all at this sad time!
    Ruth Anne& Bobby